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Full specs released for Scream Factory “[REC] COLLECTION” Blu-ray set

Thursday, August 16, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The trendsetting Spanish shocker franchise finally gets the U.S. Blu-ray showcase it deserves as Shout! Factory releases THE [REC] COLLECTION next month under the Scream Factory banner. The complete details have now been revealed; see them after the jump, along with the box art.

THE [REC] COLLECTION streets September 25, containing Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s [REC] and [REC] 2, Plaza’s [REC] 3: GENESIS and Balagueró’s [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE. The synopses: “In [REC], a TV reporter and her crew are asked to cover a crew of firemen on duty. What seems like a routine story about a night at the fire station soon turns into a nightmare. Trapped inside a quarantined building, the crew must try to survive the terror that rages inside. [REC] 2 picks up minutes after the end of [REC]. The authorities have lost contact with the people trapped inside the quarantined building and chaos reigns. A Special Operations Unit has been tasked with entering the premises…only to discover that this is anything but a straightforward mission. [REC] 3: GENESIS leaves the confines of the quarantined building to follow the wedding of Koldo and Clara. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom are enjoying a wonderful day…until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness and unleash a torrent of violence. [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE returns focus to Ángela Vidal, the young reporter who has managed to make it out of the building alive. But she hasn’t made it out of the building alone as she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is taken to a provisional quarantine facility: the perfect location for the virus to be reborn.”

The movies are all presented in Spanish with English subtitles; the first film also has an English-dubbed track. Special features are:

[REC]

  • Audio commentary by writer/directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza (in Spanish with English Subtitles)
  • “The Making of [REC]” (40 minutes)
  • Crew interviews (46 minutes)
  • Extended scenes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes footage (43 minutes)
  • Teaser
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • Still gallery

[REC] 2

  • Audio commentary by writer/directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza (in Spanish with English Subtitles)
  • “The Making of [REC] 2—In an Affected World” (118 minutes)
  • Behind the scenes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Extended scenes
  • A walkthrough of the set
  • [REC] 2 on Tour
  • Sitges Film Festival press conference
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • Still gallery

[REC] 3: GENESIS

  • “[REC]: Genesis—Preparing a Bloody Wedding” (117 minutes)
  • “The Making of [REC] 3”
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • Still gallery

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE

  • “The Making of [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE”
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spot
  • Still gallery

Retail price is $59.97, but you can pre-order it from the Shout! Factory website for $47.97 and get it shipped two weeks early.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.